14 February 2015

Paramotor Paradise

I must have lived a sheltered life as I had never heard of a paramotor before today (and neither has my spellchecker but that is neither here nor there).  Now I have I have this overwhelming urge to go and enlist in the closest paramotoring club and take to the skies using this elegant and very, very cool form of transport.

Essentially a paramotor is a powered paraglider and combines the ease of flying you get with the latter with the added bonus of powered flight.  Ed Lowder, who has flown helicopters and planes for three decades, explains in this video by Christopher of featherlightppg.com why he has never had more fun in the sky than when zipping along in his paramotor.